Sunday, December 10

Amazon launches its own ClubHouse and turns hosts into DJs | Digital Trends Spanish

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a new Clubhouse competitor and that since its launch they’ve been appearing like mushrooms. Amazon has decided to change this with its new app called Amp.

This app from the e-commerce giant is a hybrid between Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces and Spotify Greenroom, but it also allows chat hosts to become DJs.

Amazon makes available to Amp users the licenses of millions of songs, owned by both major and independent labels. The service offers the ability to create playlists, interview guests and talk to listeners.

Live radio created and hosted by you 🎙 Go live on Amp to heal from tens of millions of licensed songs and drop your take. Start running the airwaves (Psst—access code in bio 😉)

— Amp (@OnAmp_) March 8, 2022

At its launch and in order to encourage users to start using the new application, Amazon is inviting some famous presenters such as Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, Travis Barker or Big Boi to broadcast on Amp.

Neither hosts nor listeners will need to subscribe to any services to use Amp. All you have to do is sign up (it’s free). Unlike Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces, streams won’t be archived, so if you don’t want to miss one, you’ll have to tune in live.

At the moment the company has not commented on whether there will be monetization incentives for hosts, but Amp spokeswoman Rebecca Silverstein told TheVerge they hope to add features that incentivize creators later.

The app, which has been in testing for months, is now available to a limited number of people in the US and as a beta for iOS. At the moment Amazon has not mentioned anything about the availability in Android and other countries.

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